Last week I went out for a bike ride, my iPhone in my pocket. I kept worrying about it falling out (it can happen on a recumbent) so I moved it to my vest. As soon as I bent over to lock up my bike, however, it slipped out and smacked on the concrete.
It was fine, but gave me a shock, and the phone took a few ugly scratches on the edges. And I realized how much I treat the thing like a fragile egg. It’s so slippery I’m always worried it’s going to squip through my fingers and plummet to the ground.
So I got myself a protective case, a clear Griffin case that was thin and light with a rubbery kind of edge to it for grip. Even got a screen protector kit for cheep.
But I must admit I had an ulterior motive for wanting this. Still on my photography kick, and with the scratched up back of my iPhone not looking any prettier covered by clear plastic, I found a Hipstamaniac who already had the same idea as me. One print out later, and here’s the result:
It’s not perfect – his mod was intended for the more squared and flat iPhone 4, but it works nonetheless. I might make a darker version on better paper later, but the theory is sound.
Can never seem to leave well enough alone.